Thursday, 3 December 2009

We'll miss you!

Dear children,
This will be the last post for 2009. You were all superb in your graduation ceremony and party.
I hope you enjoy your camping and I wish you all the best for 2010. Happy holidays! You deserve them!!!

Wednesday, 2 December 2009


We all want to wish you the best!
Some other teachers also want to say good bye.
Who is she?

"Dear children,
You are taking a big step going to Middle school but the values you got from Primary will travel with you and help you in your journey. Never forget them! And, talking about IT, I hope you apply all you learnt in future projects!
All the best! We will miss you!"

Monday, 30 November 2009

Last Days in Y6

You are getting to the end of one stage of your education.
On behalf of all Y6 teachers I would like to say that
we have truly enjoyed working with you and watching you grow up academically and personally. You have delighted us with your many achievements in and out of class. You have shared your disappointments as well as the good times of your lives. You have amazed us by the demanding schedules you have kept. You have made us laugh- a lot- with your marvellous senses of humour. You have been a special group to us.
After a long and wonderful summer you will step into Middle School where we wish you the best of luck!

Friday, 27 November 2009

What did you learn in 2009?

We are coming to the end of our journey! I invite you to share your thoughts. Feel free to write one-to-five things you feel you’ve learned this year in general, any subject.
Thank you!
Have a nice weekend!

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Important moments

In a week time, you will be finishing primary school. Think of your journey since you started kindergarten. Think of five or six important moments in your "school journey" and share it with all of us!
Thank you!

Monday, 23 November 2009

Middle School

Tomorrow you will be crossing over to Middle School.
It will be the beginning of a new step in your life.

How do you feel about "Induction Day"?

How do you feel about this new step in your life which you are about to start in February 2010?
Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

From Mrs Ruffing

Mrs Ruffing is another visitor to our class blog. She has left a very kind comment and she has made a post in her blog with some ideas from our blog. Thank you, Mrs Ruffing!!!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Can you see what I see?

This is a game from Scholastic where you have to find hidden objects with the help of a magnifying glass.
Hope you like it.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Anti Bullying Week

Did you know that this week is anti bullying week in U.K?
Think of one idea how you would tackle bullying or cyberbullying at school.
Please write it down as a comment.
Thank you

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Let's make a video

Your final task to round up this year will be to create a video on the positive and negative aspects of Internet. Start thinking about it!

Monday, 16 November 2009

More on Persuasive Essays

This site from the BBC is to help you write persuasive essays.
Please have a look.
Enjoy it!

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Writing Tips

These are some writing tips for you to go over and remember when writing your story on Monday!
Put on your thinking caps and all the best!!!
Go over your folder!

Thursday, 12 November 2009

Modern Foreign Languages

You will have to choose one of the following Modern Foreign Languages next year: (French, Portuguese, Mandarin). Remember the following:
As you progress through your education at school, a modern language will be of benefit to your personal and educational development in a variety of ways. It will allow you to establish contact with people of your own age who speak other languages and to access information from other cultures. It will help you to understand that experience of the world through another language can be just as 'real' and 'valid' as experience of the world through Spanish or English. It will offer you the positive experience of developing an entirely new mode of understanding and expression and an opportunity to acquire an explicit understanding of what the components of language are and how these may be manipulated for different purposes.
Keep in mind that you will have to show commitment at all times throughout the learning process. Good luck in your choice!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Get ready

Get ready for your Interhouse Touch Typing Competition. These sites will help you improve your speed. Hope you enjoy them!

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Whack Attack

This is a game from the BBC that tests knowledge on Math, English or Science. The questions are good, though the game is a little weird. You’re given three answer choices. Each answer is color-coded, and in order to choose an answer, you have to “whack” the correctly-colored figure that keeps popping up.

Thank you, Mr Ferlazzo for sharing this game with us

Monday, 9 November 2009

An anonymous comment

An anonymous person left the following comment in our blog in the post

Thank you whoever you are. Please read the comment below and see what you have understood. Thank you!


A favorite quotation of mine~being a former teacher myself. Obviously, in order to have learning take place you need a teacher(at times) and a student(learner). Teachers open the door~explain, describe, model, and show you how to get the answers. Students must walk through the door by themselves~by focusing, listening, understanding and trying what they have been shown. Teachers teach you how to teach yourself. My goal was to make my students "self-taught" lifetime learners.

04 November 2009 20:23

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Exams and the importance of sleeping well.

Sleep must be important because we spend 1/3 of our lives doing it! Loss of sleep hurts attention, working memory, mood, quantitative skills, logical reasoning, and even motor dexterity.
But is sleep really doing nothing? It looks like it...our eyes are closed, our muscles are relaxed, our breathing is regular, and we do not respond to sound or light. If you take a look at what is happening inside of your brain, however, you will find quite a different situation - the brain is very active. You are doing something!
It’s possible that the reason we need to sleep is so that we can learn better. Everything we have learnt is cemented while sleeping.
Therefore, now that your are having your final exams, it is very important for you to SLEEP WELL!

Friday, 6 November 2009


Kids are spending more and more time on computers and cell phones.
For most kids, these devices offer a fun and fast way to stay in touch with friends and family. Some, however, use e-mail and text messages to bully their peers.
This is the video we watched in class and we reflected upon it altogether.
Now I would like you to watch it with your parents and reflect with them on this issue which is affecting society more and more.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Have a look!

Have a look at these images painted by Giusseppe Archimboldo, who was an Italian painter from the sixteenth century best known for creating imaginative portrait heads. What do you think? What do you feel when looking at them?

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Reading Comprehension Practice

If you are willing to practise your reading comprehension skills for your final exam, try these two links.

Reading Comprehension1
Reading Comprehension 2

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

How to Write a Persuasive Essay

Thank you Mr Willward from Canada for sharing this video with us on Persuasive Essay. This is just another guide to write this type of essays. Hope you enjoy it!

Sunday, 1 November 2009

More Fun Theory

Turning a recycling Bottle Bank into an Arcade Game, Watch this video and leave a good comment. Have a nice Sunday!

Saturday, 31 October 2009

Persuasive Essay

Have a look at this presentation to go over what we talked about in class. Thank you!Persuasive Essay
View more presentations from aquaglia.

Friday, 30 October 2009

More about the Fun Theory

Thank you Benjamin H from 6A for sharing this video.
Please watch it and leave a comment with your reflection. Avoid writing "A very good video"
Extra credits for excellent comments!

Thursday, 29 October 2009

Reflection of the week

“Teachers open the door. You enter by yourself.” Chinese proverb

What does this quotation mean? I want a GOOD reflection, please!

Wednesday, 28 October 2009

Bonding through blogging

Miss Fiona from South Africa is very happy that our collaborative stories have been published in our school web page. She has included a post thanking us about this unforgettable experience for all of us. You can click on the link and leave a comment watching your spelling and structures. Thank you!

Tuesday, 27 October 2009


I was really surprised and I couldn't believe my eyes when I found so many of you blogging this last week. I am pleased to see that you are making use of this supportive learning tool full of different kinds of activities.

To reflect:

"Expect the best, plan for the worst and prepare to be surprised"
by Denis Waitley

Sunday, 25 October 2009

New tense

We are about to learn a new verb tense. Watch this video and see what you understand about it.
Leave a comment. Avoid leaving comments such as " A very good video". Thank you.

Friday, 23 October 2009

Dr Doolittle Concert

Now your annual concert has come to an end. You have all performed excellent! You have excelled!!! I believe you will remember it for ever!
It was "a really good night"! CONGRATULATIONS!!!
Look at the images and leave a comment, please.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Funny video

Watch this video and leave your comment, please!

Taken from EFL Classroom 2.0 Teacher Talk blog

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

My Hero Project

All the different steps of the Hero project have been published in the school page: the hero biographies, your glogs (virtual posters) and My Hero Essays.

These steps show all your hard work and dedication towards this project.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Global Collaborative Writing

The collaborative writing projects have been published in the school web page. The excellent drawings have been made by our virtual friends in South Africa. Look for your stories. Hope you enjoy them.

Monday, 19 October 2009

Reflection of the week

"There's a very positive relationship between people's ability to accomplish any task and the time they're willing to spend on it."
- Joyce Brothers

What does this quotation mean?
How can you related it to your actual commitment to school work?

Saturday, 17 October 2009

Spelling Game

This is a spelling game from Scholastic in the United Kingdom. You’re shown two words and have to pick the one that is spelled correctly.
Hope you enjoy it!

Friday, 16 October 2009

Piano Stairs

Watch this video from an ad from Volkswagen.
Will people voluntarily do something they would ordinarily avoid if it’s made to be fun?
After watching it, leave your comment with your personal opinion, please

Thursday, 15 October 2009

What do you think....?

What do you think this sentence means??

"The ferret appeared with a withering forehead wearing a pair of patent leather shoes"

Monday, 12 October 2009

Chris Van Allsburg

This is the official site of Chris Van Allsburg, author of The Mysteries of Harris Burdick. Browse through the site. You can visit the Story Writing Contest but do not miss visiting his site where you have an interactive section with games. You can also read his biography and get to know some other books written by him.
Hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, 8 October 2009


This is a game for you to practise your vocabulary skills on jobs.
Good luck, have fun and then let me know your result!

Tuesday, 6 October 2009


How are you experiencing this opportunity of interacting with speech impaired children?

What do you think about the way they have to communicate?

Do you find our National Anthem easy to be sung by signals?

Reflect and leave a comment. Thank you!

Monday, 5 October 2009

Choose your own fantasy stories

You have to finish your Choose your own Fantasy Story in the wiki by Friday, October 9th.
Please click on the following link to check if you have followed certain instructions given when writing your stories.
Thank you!

Compulsory Post for October 7th

This is a presentation of a book called The Mysteries of Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg. Look at the presentation. Leave a comment about what you think of the images and of this book. Which are the differences with the books you are used to read.

Sunday, 4 October 2009

The Virtual Forest Challenge

In this game from Scholastic you will be faced with choices to make at school, at home, at a store and in the park. At the end of the game you will see how your score affected the environment around you.
I recommend reading the instructions first!
Hope you enjoy it! Good luck!

Friday, 2 October 2009

The Big Escape Game

In this game instead of having to collect a bunch of objects to use in your “escape” — like you do in other “room escape” like games — you have to collect objects and words. It's fun! Use your common sense! Hope you enjoy it!
Have a wonderful weekend!
See you on Monday!

Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Hard Spell

I challenge you to play this spelling game! It’s from the BBC. You are shown two words and have to identify which one is spelled incorrectly and you play against a timer. It's hard but you can do it! Have fun!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009


These cartoons are from the British Council site. Click on each cartoon to enlarge it, listen and have fun. Hope you enjoy them!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

Welcome back!!

Bearing in mind that two more months are missing before you move on to 7th, I would like you to reflect on this quotation

"Constant effort and frequent mistakes are the stepping stones to genius."

Elbert Hubbard

Saturday, 19 September 2009

Happy Spring Break

I wish you all a nice Spring break! Rest a lot and come back full of energy to face the last two months in primary school.

Enjoy it!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Voicethread from South Africa

Our "virtual" friends from South Africa have prepared a very interesting voicethread about their country.

Look at the images and listen to what they say carefully. Start thinking about your comment.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Yesterday you received your second term report card.

Was it what you were expecting? Why?/Why not?

What are your goals for this last term in primary school?

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Quotation of the week!

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances." By Martha Washington

What is this quotation referring to?

What does it mean?

Monday, 14 September 2009

Life or Death Game

Click on the link and try to survive in the snow by choosing the correct option using your common sense. Hope you like it!

Sunday, 13 September 2009

Word Frog

This game from Classroom Games contains a collection of language learning games. This one is on synonyms, antonyms and homonyms. Do you know what they are?
Click on the link and have fun. Once on the page, click on "Play Game". You can choose the content and the game speed. Hope you enjoy it!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Take a risk!

You are the only survivor from the wreck of a cruise ship, which sank without warning during a severe tropical storm. You have managed to swim to shore on a desert island.

Can you survive shipwreck on a desert island?
Take a risk and have fun!

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Choose your own fantasy stories

This week you started planning and working on your written assignment"Choose your own Fantasy Story".

One of the most important characteristics of this type of stories is writing it using the second person, as the reader is the main character.

Now click on the link below so that you can apply it better. Enjoy it!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Getting ready....

Now you are ready to start writing your fantasy stories but there is one thing that you need to bear in mind.
Click on the link and try to discover it!
All the best!!

Monday, 7 September 2009

Circle Time

We have started our reading circle time with great success. It really showed that you are enjoying reading the fantasy short stories even though some of you might have found them a bit difficult.

Reading circle time is a time for us to gather together to share the main ideas in the stories without revealing the end, giving our opinion and recommending the different stories so as to encourage other peers to read them.

Keep on reading with the same energy and don't get discouraged!

Friday, 4 September 2009

Our Voicethread- Visit our country.

We invite you to visit our country through these images and through our comments. Please leave us a comment in the voicethread by recording it or by typing it. You must be registered in voicethread. Hope you like it!

Click here to travel throughout our country.

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Ghost Hunt

As we keep on travelling through this fantasy world, I challenge you to find the ghosts in this haunted mansion.
Hope you enjoy it!
Good luck

Tuesday, 1 September 2009

Happy Birthday, St Andrew's!!!!

Our school is today 171 years old!!!!
What do you feel being part of this big community?

Monday, 31 August 2009

Fantasy Poems

Last week you started writing your own fantasy poems and I am really pleased with the results.
How did you feel when doing this activity?
This is the quotation of the week-
What do you think it means?
A poem begins in delight and ends in wisdom".
~Robert Frost, "The Figure a Poem Makes,"
Collected Poems of Robert Frost, 1939